Saying Goodbye to Totokaelo

Jill Wenger, the founder of the boutique Totokaelo, described her former customers like this: “Mature. Women that were not interested in doing what everyone else was doing and looking like everyone else. They definitely had a distinct point of view. A lot of them were old punk rock.” These were the shoppers in the early…

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FaZe Clan President Leaves to Start XSET

FaZe Clan, an esports lifestyle conglomerate, helped turn gamers into a new class of social media influencers. Now, several top executives behind FaZe Clan are leaving to start a competing organization called XSET. Since its founding in 2010, FaZe Clan has grown from a team of Call of Duty players to a multipronged media company,…

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Must We Make Your Stepfather’s Coronavirus Sickness a Political Issue?

My 24-year-old son and I bicker constantly over politics. He thinks I’m hypnotized by Fox News. I’m not, but I’m not impressed by his knee-jerk liberal positions either. I never doubted our love for each other. But when Covid-19 came, he began accusing his stepfather and me of not taking the virus seriously. (We’ve always…

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When you’re 84…What should life look like as we age?

Have you thought about what you’d like your life to look like when you’re 84? When a leading health system leader put that question to Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, Director, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lipsitz published an essay in…

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Immediate dialysis no better than wait-until-necessary approach, researchers find

In the largest international study of its kind, researchers at the University of Alberta and Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital found that an accelerated renal-replacement therapy strategy did not reduce mortality after three months, compared to a standard strategy for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. The Standard vs. Accelerated Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy…

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Patients with substance use disorder discriminated against by post-acute care facilities

Boston — A new study shows that 29 percent of private post-acute care facilities in Massachusetts explicitly discriminated against hospitalized individuals with opioid use disorder, rejecting their referral for admission. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s (BMC’s) Grayken Center for Addiction, the study showed that 15 percent of the rejections among patients with substance…

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Combating drug resistance in age-related macular degeneration

An international team of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist has discovered a strategy that can potentially address a major challenge to the current treatment for choroidal neovascularization (CNV), an aggressive form of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF)…

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Chest x-rays show more severe COVID-19 in non-white patients

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 16, 2020) — Racial/ethnic minority patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 infection are more likely to have more severe disease on chest X-rays than white/non-Hispanic patients, increasing the likelihood of adverse outcomes, such as intubation or death, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Emerging data show that…

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Dangerous blood clots form in leg arteries of COVID-19 patients

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 16, 2020) — COVID-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs, according to a study published in Radiology. Researchers said COVID-19 patients with symptoms of inadequate blood supply to the lower extremities tend to have larger clots and a significantly higher rate of amputation and death…

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